my pc has jumped back to 2000. how to correct

March 26, 2011 at 15:35:12
Specs: Windows XP
The time and date on my pc has returned to January 01, 2000. Additionally, the yahoo mail site has suddenly lost it's security protection and warns not to use the page. My anti virus program says that all is ok and there are no viruses present. Please help!

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March 26, 2011 at 15:53:59
Your CMOS battery has failed. That is the silver coin shaped battery mounted on the motherboard. When replacing unplug the computer first and take care to install with the same side up as the original.

In the interim you can boot into the BIOS (setup) screens and reset the values. The settings will hold as long as you don't interrupt power to the computer. You can shut it down but don't use a power strip. Power to power supply will hold the settings.

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